Performance Physical Therapy Blog

Performance is excited to announce its newest aquatic therapy program at  PODS Swimming in East Providence.  Starting May 2nd, Performance will be holding aquatic therapy group classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12-1pm, at PODS Swimming. The classes will be taught by Dr. Molly Durigan, DPT, and Aquatic Director, Tim Keohane, PTA. Located at 111 Commercial … Continue reading Now Offering Aquatic Therapy in East Providence – It’s easy to justify getting Physical Therapy when you’re in pain. The pain is an alarm repeatedly going off in your brain telling you to do something about it – and you know that PT will help (I hope). But why would you ever seek Physical Therapy if you aren’t injured or having … Continue reading Why You Need Physical Therapy… Even If You Don’t Have Pain – Concurrent prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines – a dangerous practice that is associated with a significantly increased risk for overdose – is on the rise, new research shows. A retrospective analysis conducted by investigators at Stanford University in California showed that for patients who used both drug types concurrently, there was a more … Continue reading Dangerous Prescribing Practice May Boost Overdose Risk

Smithfield, RI – The American College of Physicians (ACP) released new guidelines to steer doctors away from scribbling scripts for painkillers in favor of noninvasive treatments such as physical therapy for low back pain. This news affects a large population, as low back pain is a close second to the common cold in a list … Continue reading The ACP Gives Physical Therapy a Nod in the Treatment of Low Back Pain – Move over, acupuncture. Physical therapists are adding a new needle to their toolkits, and it may be effective at banishing bodily aches and pains. Unlike acupuncture, an ancient practice that has been said to manipulate the flow of energy or qi to promote healing, dry needling works directly on the painful points in … Continue reading Find out if dry needling is right for you

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